The Japanese in MangaLand series from JPT introduced language learners to an innovative, entertaining and educationally-sound way of learning Japanese. Japanese in MangaLand is a book (it’s actually a series of books) that help you attain mastery in Japanese from beginner to intermediate levels. The primary. If you’re like me when it comes to speaking Japanese – extremely clunky with with a limited conversational vocabulary but can read the two.

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I can say I learned quite a bit from it. The following will result in post removal: I swear, it wasn’t the fault of the book, it was mine alone. Read it Forward Read it first.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In every lesson, the student will learn 8 to 12 kanji and then move on to the exercise section, which features one page of manga using all the characters learnt in that lesson; a page of different types of exercises; and a page with the correct answers, translations and a summary of the new drawing-compounds that will appear in the next lesson.

For an intermediate language learner, a book like this could be a fantastic learning tool.


However, in terms of what it was able to teach me, it wasn’t much. Check to see if your question has been addressed before posting by searching or reading the wiki. Mar 31, Adam Smith rated it really liked it Shelves: Its clear explanations and vivid examples help one naturally to get the “feel” for the basic patterns of Japanese grammar and at the same time to remember vocabulary associated with concrete situations. So it’s really up to how you think you’ll learn best.


Granted, he drops romaji in the sequel, which was a nice improvement.

Japanese in Mangaland – Wikipedia

The 30 lessons that make up the book include drills, and a small glossary of basic “kanji” is appended as an added bonus. Pitinglis rated it japanesw it Sep 07, Consider the OP’s skill level when answering a question. And a beginner who might pick Japanese in Mangaland thinking it will be easy, is probably making the mistaken but reasonable assumption that the book would at least start with manga written for a childrens’ reading level. Once you’re at the intermediate level, perhaps you can encounter a sentence and focus only on a single confusing aspect of it rather than being confused by the entire sentence.

A nice approach japaneae teach Japanese.

I have the first book and first workbook. Japanese in the clasroom is different enough from Japanese in entertainment media that a book like this has merit in theory. Daniel Bice rated it liked it Dec 21, I got this book back when I was self studying Japanese in high school. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions Recientemente ha trabajado en los libros Hanzi para recordar Herder,junto con J. Be the first to ask a question about Japanese in Mangaland.

Japanese in Mangaland : Learning the Basic Context

It looks like JiM is japanede in the traditional textbook style, where each lesson contains some grammar and some vocab mixed together to teach you a certain concept; for instance, apparently there’s a chapter about days of the week, days of the month, and months.

Sign me up to get more news about Nonfiction books. Good for a quick review and some manga-specific vocab, though.

This book is a very useful tool for beginner learners looking to develop the necessary skills to read manga RAW. I’ve never seen those in other Japanese learning textbooks.


I never bought the mangalaand workbook, but I’m sure it would’ve been a nice addition to have alongside this book. Ivan Sobrino olle rated it it was amazing Aug 13, If you’re a complete beginner, I would save this book for later.

After having gone through college and taking Japanese classes there, I went through the Genki series, and if yo I got this book back when I was self studying Japanese in high school. Spend your money on the Genki series.

Thinking of purchasing Japanese in Mangaland what do you guys think of the series? : LearnJapanese

Maybe it would have, except for the next problem: The 30 lessons that make up the book include drills, and a small glossary of basic “kanji” is appended as an added bonus.

This is an inherent problem with trying to learn a language in real-world source material before you have a grounding in it. Want to add to the discussion? Submit a new link. This book is amazing! Return to Book Page. Trivia About Japanese in Manga An alternate cover edition can be found here.

Submit a new text post. I thought it was quite good. SJ4 rated it really liked it Jul 13, Jul 18, Mouna Hezbri rated it it was amazing Shelves: Content creators wishing to advertise must contact the mods first. To submit a translation request, visit here instead.